I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on this device, the screen resolution is nothing short of awesome. I am however a tad concerned the battery will be of the "non removable" type which could be a deal breaker for me, in that case I'd stick with a Q10.
I do wish Blackberry named it the Q20 instead of "Classic", think that name is actually going to hurt sales. Referring to it as part of a "classic series" in stead and having a different name would work better. Just the name "classic" implies the device is a legacy device before it even launches.
I'm only guessing it will feature a camera similar to the Passport (13MP) which has me drooling over a BlackBerry camera, who'd ever guess that would happen?
Starting out with BB10.1 there is no radio as with other BB10 devices, however after a device software update there is a FM radio available.
No Radio?!?!?! Blackberry, You need to compete in the market! Add all features you can. I'm talking about customer satisfaction, not my satisfaction. if other smart phones have everything but not radio. don't just cope with what they have. but also add what they don't have.
bb, 09 Jul 2014A projector and a blowtorch would be nice, too. :PLol!...yeah.
May I suggest something more ?. How about a flamethrower?
John, I think your doing a great Job keep up the good work.
I have only one request that I think you are over looking on all your new phones Z3 Passport ect.....
You are not including a stand alone HDMI port I understand that you are saying well just use a MHL adapter true you can BUT it requires a external USB power supply. Trust me its a big deal more cords to carry.
The current HDMI on the Z30 does not require a USB power adapter you need to understand that business people that travel a lot are tired of carrying a laptop in tow running through airports it's getting old.
My Z10 And Z30 have the HDMI out no MHL adapter needed.
I can just plug in the HDMI cord and do a complete power point presentation with one cord no extra cords and with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse I can leave my laptop at home and work in hotel rooms with just a HDMI cord and I can do anything with my Z30 create excel sheets, word docs ect... all with one HDMI cord this is what makes blackberry great please hear me it's important for business people to have the HDMI out with no hassles.
Teach people the value of the new Passport and the Z30 that it's not just a phone its a full on computer with the HDMI out and a mouse and Keyboard you can do absolutely anything you want.
That's all I have to say I hope you take my advice it's a small thing that makes a big difference going forward don't try to be like the others focus on business guys like me and what we need and success will be around the corner.
Thanks for your time John.
hope comes with
AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Battery more than 2500mAH,
if does not have this will be s++ht
okocha emezie, 08 Jul 2014i will not upgrade from my Q10 to CLASSIC if it doesn't have FM radio,Q10 has a powerful speak... moreYour BlackBerry Q10 already have FM radio - just a software upgrade and a pair of wired earphones, and you have go.
i will not upgrade from my Q10 to CLASSIC if it doesn't have FM radio,Q10 has a powerful speaker with clear sound,even Z30 advantage over Q10 is the screen size,but ppi in Q10 beat ppi in Z30, none of blackberry phones match or come close to BBQ10. CLASSIC is just a complete package from BB,large screen,stereo speakers, trackpad+call and end call keys.after departure of sonyericsson,i don't know which BRAND to choose,i said let me try blackberry Q10 but ended up as greatest decision ever.
Does the camera has auto-focus? Blackberry should always include auto-focus feature because it is a must for work-related environment.
T T Joseph, 07 Jul 2014blackberry shoud swith over to dual sim and add fm radio to their qwerty phones to capture ind... moreI agree.
Probably they should re-introduce the torch light (not the one using camera flash), thermometer, a small knife and a Philips's screwdriver too in their mobiles.
After all BlackBerry claim their phones are business tools, right?
blackberry shoud swith over to dual sim and add fm radio to their qwerty phones to capture indian market...
I am glad Blackberry is moving the right directions.
We saw the BB Q5 in the shops, but it was not intuitive. I am glad the trackpad and call answer buttons are back, they should have never been removed from the Q5 and Q10.
I only want BB to release this phone as soon as possible.
This phone looks like Blackberry Q series phones but it is little different from them as it has the middle bar (I mean the Call button, nevigation button, back button, end button) and that's why I think it's better than previous two phones of shame style in term of style.
Nice one guys....wish it can come earlier than the expected release date. Can't wait to have a bb with OS10+ with a Track Pad. I tried Q10,Z30 etc but had to abandon all back to my Bold 9790 cos of the convenience associated with using Track Pad/Physical Key Pad. Please keep the Curve/Bold style on the one hand while you continue to compete with the new generation Specs on the other.